Q3, W2 January 13-January 17

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #2
Unit of InstructionClara Barton/St. Augustine
Standard(s) Taught

RI.1.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI.1.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.1.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
RI.2.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
RI.3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.


W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and evidence
W.2.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing

Social Studies
SS.4.A.3.1 Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their
SS.4.A.3.2 Describe causes and effects of European colonization on the Native
American tribes of Florida.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

RI1.1 Answer text-based questions after reading the biography Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield
RI1.2 Using details from the biography, students will determine the main idea by giving each group of details a heading that best summarizes the details
RI1.3 Using evidence from the biography, students will explain what effect Clara Barton’s actions had on those around her and how she made an impact on future generations of Americans
RI2.5 After reviewing the 5 text structures of nonfiction text (cause/effect, compare/contrast, chronological order, description, problem/solution) students will identify which text structure was primarily used to write the biography. They should be able to correctly identify signal words and evidence to support their reasoning.
RI3.8 Students will locate at least three significant points the author might say about Clara Barton (for example, she had a huge impact on the lives of soldiers) and provide text evidence to prove the point

a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose. b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.




Classroom Activities

-Social Studies: Castillo de San Marcos Junior Ranger Activity Book

-Brain Pop video and quiz: “Clara Barton” 

-iReady Reading

-“What is the United Nations?” ReadWorks article and comprehension questions

– Reading Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield

-Small Group: discussion task cards based on the Clara Barton text

-Metaphor activity from the Clara Barton text

-Noun activity from the Clara Barton text

Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield  assessment

-Spelling choice board activities and quiz

-VLT 2: Reading Test 

Assignments Due


*Study for spelling quiz

*Read and Respond (Monday-Thursday)-Students should read for 15-20 minutes each night and then write a paragraph about the part of the text that they read.


-VLT 2:Reading Test

-“What is the United Nations?” comprehension questions

-Clara Barton assessments (video quiz and book quiz)

-Spelling quiz (Friday, January 17th)

Spelling Words:

  1. immerse
  2. immersion
  3. submersion
  4. perimeter
  5. diameter
  6. centimeter
  7. migrant
  8. emigration
  9. immigration


mers (dive)

meter (measure)


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